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phrasal verb [transitive] British
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybring round
he/she/itbrings round
present participlebringing round
past tensebrought round
past participlebrought round
  1. 1

    bring round


    bring around

    to take someone or something somewhere, especially to someone’s house

    He promised to bring the letter round in the morning.

  2. 2
    bring someone round to persuade someone to agree with you

    Sam was sure he could bring them round to the deal.

  3. 3

    bring round


    bring around

    bring something round/around to something to introduce a new subject when speaking
    bring the conversation round to something:

    Eventually I brought the conversation round to the subject of money.

  4. 4
    bring someone round to make someone who is unconscious become conscious

    We threw water in his face to try and bring him round.

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